The Lost Legions explores the cultural interactions between Indigenous peoples and European settlers. Paterson draws especially on archaeological evidence from central Australia, where European pastoralists found themselves in the heart of the territory of the Aborigine Arabana people. Paterson also considers other sources of information-such as oral histories, onomastics, and evidence of culture contact in the Americas and South Africa-to develop a broad understanding of what happens when such different civilizations encounter one another.
Alistair G. Paterson is an archaeology lecturer at Western Australia University and past president of the Australian Archaeological Association.
Chapter 1 Prologue: Central Australia from a Cessna Chapter 2 Chapter 1. The Lost Legions: Historical Pastoral Industries, Culture Contact, and Colonialism Chapter 3 Chapter 2. The Ends of the Earth Were Our Portion Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Pangki Warruna/ Strangways Springs Sheep Station (Central Australia) Chapter 5 Chapter 4. A Documentary History of Strangways Springs Station Chapter 6 Chapter 5. The Texture of Agency Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Further Down the Wallaby Track Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Listing the Legions Chapter 9 Epilogue: Central Australia From a Cessna